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Patentable Subject Matter – A Skill Game
Patentable Subject Matter – A Skill Game

Based on our investigation into the recent court and IP Australia decisions on patentability of four Aristocrat software innovation patents, we present three actionable steps in this article for patent attorneys and innovators to reduce subject matter objection risk for software patents from the outset. This article also gives an example of a certified software innovation patent without the subject matter objection raised during certification.

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A tale of two systems: comparing Australian and New Zealand designs law
A tale of two systems: comparing Australian and New Zealand designs law

Understanding the differences in how registered designs are assessed in different jurisdictions is important when seeking design protection. None more apparent are the differences between Australian and New Zealand design law which is important to understand as it can have implications regarding your registered designs in these countries.

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